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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 70,456 People

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    It's hard to get back up.

    .. Especially when there's those ******* in your life...
    TheKittehWarrior TheKittehWarrior 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Why is it happening? Why?

    I don't want it to happen.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am tired of living.

    .. I really just want a friend... I am gonna sleep now... I wish someone cared...
    thecrystaltan thecrystaltan 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My dad says he doesn't believe

    that I could be battling depression because I'm not that kind of girl, I'm not weak. He doesn't know how wrong he is..
    garcia9 garcia9 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wanna tell you how I feel,

    but I'm scared. Scared of being hurt again. Scared of you not feeling the same and scared of falling harder.
    KoltonKnoch KoltonKnoch 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I really thought that what I'm going through

    right now would make things worse and send me down hill to rock bottom again. I thought my depression would take over and make me useless. But I had someone to talk to and be there for me and he saved me. He kept me strong. So if you see this Jordan I'm talking about you and...
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I have severe depression

    and I am self conscious.I cry every night and I've attempted suicide 2 times.Im not Comfortable in my own skin.I don't like my face I think I'm too fat.I haven't had a girlfriend in hell,like 2 years.Im an ugly piece of trash that's what I feel like.Ugh Depression Sucks
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    It's a long day, no sleep.

    I want to sleep don't get me wrong but I can't. I can't shut it off, I can't forget. My body aches, my head hurts. I met this guy but the only thing I can think of is when he's going to hurt me, when is he going to leave me, what does he want from me. Am I a pity case? Am I just...
    mynameisthatgirl mynameisthatgirl 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Ok guys you'll must not believe me,

    but I've decided to revel my identity today. I'm no other then Brad Pitt and I decided to come here and talk to normal people, I'm sick of the fake life I live. It is a great experience to be in a local app as a normal person!
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I really let My self go

    for a minute ...... Ok two weeks eating fat food and feeling down cause im so alone most of the time ... Makes me think how many things i might accomplish if there was no internet LOL.... I really need to get back to My workout routine ... Get My shiet togheter and dive into...
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I have worked really hard in my life to be

    where I am today. Now that I'm here, why am I not happy? :(
    Freethinker26 Freethinker26 26-30, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I've always imagined my life without my mom

    and how ****** it would be, my relatives would treat me like crap, like I'm nothing.
    apathy090 apathy090 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Depression is a treatable disease.

    Don't be afraid to reach out for help from your doctor. Medication can correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. Never give up.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I shouldn't do this anymore.

    I should stop being so sensitive. I just wish I could not get hurt with all the little things.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    They say it is never too late.

    You can overcome. The pain can be shifted through. We can shed the pain, ounce by ounce. They tell you of the end product. Of the freedom you will feel. But they lack to tell you of what you must endure. To get your freedom you must relive it all. You must face every demon, you...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Good mood today and just want to say thank you

    EP, sometimes when I'm down and can't pull myself out, even just one response with someone being able to relate, really helped. The other day I cried myself to sleep. I hated it, that feeling of suffering, no one wants to feel. I already deleted my previous posts but pretty much...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Today has been an emotional mess.

    I went from focused and energized to sitting here on my couch with a strong urge to cry. nothing is wrong. :(
    cchavez84 cchavez84 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    KoltonKnoch KoltonKnoch 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I can't believe I was walking down the road,

    when a limo stopped right before me, the driver opened the door, and a blond came outta the car. When I looked carefully it was Nicole Kidman She came straight to me and smooched me and then caught my arm made me sit in her black limo. I'm still with her, and have no idea...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow.

    I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School. Years of being told I was making it all up by my parents and to "get over my attitude", the school finally stepped in and told them I...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I'm almost 20 and I've been depressed

    since I was 13. Things have gotten better, then worse, then better, then so much worse again. I'm trying so hard to do everything I can to be okay again because my depression puts a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend who I love so dearly.
    healedbydamage healedbydamage 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    SamanthaCat23 SamanthaCat23 22-25, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    kidkid240 kidkid240 16-17, T 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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